By The The Pope’s Fool News Service
March 1, 2015
VATICAN CITY (TPF) — Upon returning from his Lenten retreat, Pope Francis asked Vatican staffers for small donations to support the Casa Famiglia per L’ermeneutica Abbandonati, or Family Home for Abandoned Hermeneutics. The family home, in a small apartment up on the Aventine Hill in Rome, houses the hermeneutics, or methods of interpreting the faith experience, that have been abandoned since the end of the papacy of Benedict XVI.
The hermeneutics of rupture, discontinuity, and continuity were the first to move in to the small home, followed by their little buddy the hermeneutic of novelty in continuity. The hermeneutic of reform resides there as well, but keeps moving in and out. Other house members include once-popular catch-phrases such as the dictatorship of relativism, a hyper-secular modernity, and intrinsically disordered. While not strictly hermeneutics, they too were taken in, as they had nowhere else to go. Not infallible but irreformable is also a resident, but is not doing well, spending most of his days rocking back and forth wrapped in a blanket, muttering darkly that one day, currently fashionable hermeneutics such as the church of mercy and the holy-faithful-people will end up like them, discarded and forgotten.